Holiday Fruitcake for Pups

Holiday Fruitcake for Pups

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in recipes |

Johnny Carson famously said, “The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake… There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year.”  Unlike the typical fruitcake for humans you hear about around the holidays, this fruitcake for pups is something they’ll actually enjoy eating!   We’d recommend making these using mini muffin (or regular muffin pans).  Freeze what’s not eaten right away to save for later. Holiday Fruit Cake for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/3 cup dried (unsweetened) cranberries1/3 cup shredded coconut1/3 cup dried apple1 tsp baking soda1 banana2 eggs1/2 cup Prepared Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom dehydrated goat's milk (1/2 cup warm water + 1 tbsp Pro Bloom)1/2 cup coconut flour1/2 cup almond flour1 tsp cinnamon Instructions Preheat your oven to 350° FCombine cranberries, shredded coconut and apples in a bowl with baking soda and pour enough boiling water over the fruit to cover itIn a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork and beat in the eggs and combine Pro BloomMix in the flours and cinnamonAdd the dried fruit mixture Spoon out evenly in the muffin tray (should be enough for each to be level)Bake for 22-27 minutesEnjoy immensely Recipe Notes If you don't have The Honest Kitchen's Pro Bloom on hand, you can substitute for 1/2 cup of...

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Autumn Cupcakes for Pups

Autumn Cupcakes for Pups

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in recipes |

Who says picnics are just for summer? Cap off an early fall picnic with this delicious dessert. Your dogs will lap up the apple and pumpkin after they finish frolicking in leaf piles and enjoying the crisp air. Autumn Cupcakes for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup Honest Kitchen Halcyon Duck Recipe1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix)2 free-range eggs, beaten1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 cup cream cheese, for decorating (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 350° F. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.In a glass bowl, combine the Halcyon and pumpkin. Add the eggs and applesauce. Stir thoroughly to combine.Divide the mixture among the paper liners. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcake to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.If desired, use a knife to spread a small amount of cream cheese on the top of each cupcake. Recipe Notes If you don't have the Halcyon recipe on hand, feel free to use your pups favorite Honest Kitchen recipe...

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No-Bake Pup-kin Pie

No-Bake Pup-kin Pie

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in recipes |

Don’t let your pups miss out on this holiday favorite! This easy, no-bake recipe contains our Pro Bloom instant goat’s milk and pumpkin to help settle over-stuffed tummies from big Thanksgiving meals. No-Bake Pup-kin Pie   Print Recipe Ingredients 8 oz Honest Kitchen Smooches2 tbsp. coconut oil1 scoop Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom1 can pureed pumpkin1 dollup yogurt to garnish (optional) Instructions Blend cookies in a food processor until powdery/crumbled.Once the cookies are crumbled, add coconut oil and blend until thoroughly combined.Spoon 1-2 tbsp of cookie crumb mixture into a small glass jar or container. Set aside.Mix pumpkin and Pro Bloom until thoroughly combined. Add a dash of coconut oil if desired. Spoon 1/4 cup of pumpkin mixture into the glass jar on top of cookie crumb mixture.Refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to a full day.Garnish with a dollop of yogurt and any leftover crumb mixture if desired. Serve chilled. Recipe Notes You can crumble the cookies in a plastic bag using a meat tenderizer or blend in a blender if you don’t have a food...

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Honest Kitchen’s Red, White and Blue Frozen Pet Treats

Honest Kitchen’s Red, White and Blue Frozen Pet Treats

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

This holiday, bring your canine friends in on the celebration! Blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, and The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom are combined for the ultimate patriotic pup treat. Honest Kitchen’s Frozen Red, White & Blue Frozen Bites   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup strawberries1 cup blueberries1 cup plain yogurt1 1/2 teaspoons Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom separated into 3 parts 1/4 cup water separated into 2 parts Instructions Blend strawberries, ½ teaspoon Pro Bloom, and 1/8 cup water until smooth. Pour mixture into mold, about 1/3 full, leaving room for the other 2 layers. Put in freezer for 1-2 hours to set.Blend yogurt and ½ teaspoon Pro Bloom until smooth. Pour mixture into mold on top of strawberries layer, about 1/3 full, leaving room for the last layer. Put in freezer for 1-2 hours to set.Blend blueberries, ½ teaspoon Pro Bloom, and 1/8 cup water until smooth. Pour mixture into mold on top of yogurt layer up to the top. Put in freezer 6 hours to completely freeze.To remove treats, run molds under hot water. Serve and enjoy! Recipe Notes You can use silicone molds or traditional ice trays; both work just as well with this...

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in recipes |

An easy-to-make treat recipe that’s gluten-free. It’s got all the good stuff and there are no fillers in sight! That’s the ideal behind our Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats. There’s nothing complicated in it: a ripe banana, some natural peanut butter, an egg, flax seeds, and of course, the most important ingredient, The Honest Kitchen’s Force Chicken Recipe. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free flour1/3 cup The Honest Kitchen Force Chicken Recipe dehydrated food 1 banana1/3 cup natural peanut butter1 egg1 tablespoon flax seed meal water as needed Instructions Preheat oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk the banana, egg, and peanut butter together with a fork. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix gluten-free flour, The Honest Kitchen Force Chicken Recipe, and flax seed meal until combined.Add in the banana mixture. If dough is too dry, add in a small amount of water until dough forms.Roll out dough onto floured surface (use gluten-free flour). Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets.Bake in preheated oven for 25- 30 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 2-3 hours.Store in airtight container or bag and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes Just pour The Honest Kitchen’s Force Chicken Recipe into the mix as is – dry and dehydrated. Once it mixes into the dough, it helps to bind the gluten-free flour to the other ingredients so the cookies don’t crumble when...

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Simple Butternut Squash Soup for Cats & Dogs

Simple Butternut Squash Soup for Cats & Dogs

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in recipes |

You’ll be amazed at how easy this butternut squash soup is to make!  Plus, it smells so delicious, it will be hard to resist stealing a spoonful.  We love making this in a cast-iron dutch oven. Simple Butternut Squash Soup for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 butternut squash, cubed3 cups prepared Honest Kitchen Beef Bone Broth Instructions Set dutch oven over low heat.Add butternut squash and bone broth. If needed, add water to cover the squash.Simmer for 45 minutes, until squash is tender.Allow to cool sufficiently, and use an immersion blender to smooth.For added creaminess, add 1 teaspoon of Honest Kitchen's Pro Bloom instant goat's milk just before serving. Recipe Notes If you live near a Trader Joe's, they sell butternut squash already cubed and ready to...

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Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in recipes |

Sticky and sweet—this dog treat recipe adds a bit of both to the mix. It’s time to get creative with gluten free. They can be just as tasty as regular treats for your pooch with food sensitivities. In this recipe, we’ve combined molasses and carob to give them a taste of sweetness, along with The Honest Kitchen Embark dog food, which contains cage-free turkey and antioxidant-rich produce. Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups brown rice flour1/2 cup dry powdered milk1/3 cup The Honest Kitchen Embark dehydrated dog food1 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 cup coconut oil1 egg1/4 cup molasses1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup Carob chips1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 300° F. degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Melt carob chips in a double boiler. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to make the melted carob mixture smoother.In a large bowl, mix rice flour, coconut oil, Honest Kitchen Embark dry food, egg, cinnamon, molasses, powdered milk, and water together.Add melted carob to the mixture in the bowl. Combine into a moist dough – you may have to use your hands to get it to form into a ball.Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness on a rice-floured surface. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes.Let cool on rack, and store in an air-sealed container or zip lock bag in your refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes Carob can be tricky to melt. When you’re melting it, be sure to constantly stir it or it will...

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Recipe: Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf for Dogs

Recipe: Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf for Dogs

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in recipes |

Your dog didn’t complain when you dressed him up, and then he faithfully followed you and your kids around the neighborhood while they trick-or-treated.  Yet now he’s not allowed to eat any candy!  Make him feel included in the gluttony with this tempting treat. Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food2 cups warm water1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin (not pie mix)1 apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped2 free range eggs1/2 cup cooked, chopped chicken1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for topping (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a loaf pan with olive oil.In a large glass bowl, hydrate the Force with the warm water. Add the pumpkin, apple, eggs, chicken, and cheese. Stir until thoroughly combined.Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Grate a little extra cheese on top (if using). Bake for 50 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and slightly crispy. Cool thoroughly before cutting into slices sized appropriately for your dog. The slices or cubes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen in an airtight container or individually portioned resealable plastic freezer bags. Recipe Notes You can also dice the slices into tiny cubes to use for...

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Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups

Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in recipes |

Even if it’s not Halloween, you can make your dog these delectable treats. They’re grain free (which means they’re suitable for pups with gluten sensitivities), and pumpkin and ginger are both incredibly soothing to upset tummies.  This and lots of other yummy recipes for dogs can be found in my new book, Dog Obsessed. <recipe> Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup Honest Kitchen Love dog food1 cup warm water1 cup lean ground beef1/2 cup mashed, cooked pumpkin2 tablespoons Honey1/4 cup cream cheese1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 free-range egg, beaten Instructions Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.In a large glass bowl, hydrate the Love with the warm water. Stir thoroughly. Mix in the ground beef. Add the pumpkin, honey, cream cheese, ginger, and egg. Stir well to combine.Using your hands, scoop out small quantities of the mixture and shape it into balls. (Depending on the size of your dog, these could range in size from marbles to golf balls). Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and flatten them gently. Bake smaller treats for 30 minutes and larger treats for up to 45 minutes.Allow the treats to cool and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze them, if you'd prefer. For a crispier version, try making tiny treats and leaving them in the oven for several hours after switching it off, which will allow the treats to dry out more. Recipe Notes For the 1/2 cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin, you may use canned...

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